General Knowledge / List of largest libraries in India

It is a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for use or borrowing by the public or the members of an institution.

S.No Library Name Location Contains Established Year
1 The National Library Of India Kolkata Books Total: 26,41,615 + other periodicals Area : 30-acres 1836
2 Delhi Public Library New Delhi Books Total: 18 lakh books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi & other Indian Languages 1951
3 Saraswathi Mahal Library Or Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library Tamil Nadu Books: It contains palm leaf manuscript in various regional languages of India. 1918
4 Anna Centenary Library, Chennai Tamil Nadu Books Total: 5 lakh books + Braille section for blind readers. Area : 3.75 lakh sq. ft 2010
5 Krishnadas Shama Central Library Goa Books Total: 1.8 lakh books in different languages. 1832
6 Allahabad Public Library, Allahabad Uttar Pradesh Books Total: 1.25 lakh books of different subjects+ Arabic manuscripts along with papers of Parliament. 1864
7 Smt. Hansa Mehta Library, Baroda Gujarat Books Total: 3,500 Area: 80,025 sq Reader at once: 1100 Reading Room Size: 10,600 sq. ft. 1950
8 Connemara Public Library, Chennai Tamil Nadu Books Total: 4 National Depository Libraries 1896
9 State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Books Total: 3, 67,243 documents in different languages such as English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Sanskrit. Dailies : 27 Journals: 215 foreign journals 1829

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